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Dynasty Talk- The Chicago Blackhawks And Los Angeles Kings

from Tracey Myers of CSNChicago,

The Los Angeles Kings have another chance to hoist another Stanley Cup on Friday night, as they have a commanding 3-1 lead on the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final. If they do, it’ll be the second time in three seasons they’ve pulled off the feat.

The Chicago Blackhawks know how they feel, having been Cup winners twice in four seasons, the first team in the salary-cap era to win twice. With that winning comes the inevitable dynasty talk. The Blackhawks heard it last June, and there’s still a chance they could become that dynasty. The same goes for the Kings who, like the Blackhawks, have a strong core, great young players and a solid developmental system. A victory tonight – or in Game 6 or in Game 7 – enhances that talk that much more.

Yes, all that winning earns dynasty talk. It earns respect from others around the league. It also earns a big-old target on those winning teams’ backs that others will be aiming for over the next several years.

For the Blackhawks and Kings, the dynasty road is paved with hazards in the form of the competition. The opposition looks at where the bar is set and tries to reach it with big trades, drafting and better player development. So over the next few seasons, don’t be surprised if hitting that dynasty status – whether that means winning another Stanley Cup, two more Cups in a certain amount of time, etc. – gets a hell of a lot tougher.


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Primis's avatar

LOL, LA *might* win 2 Cups, and the word “dynasty” is being thrown around?

Columbus won a playoff game this year DYNASTY!!!

Posted by Primis on 06/13/14 at 05:28 PM ET

Iggy_Rules's avatar

In the new NHL I think Chicago and LA are as close as it gets to a modern dynasty. It is worth refining the definition as there never will be a dynasty a la NYI or EDM in the 80s.

Three conference finals in a row, two cup finals and one win (possibly two) is a strong argument if you ask me.

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 06/13/14 at 05:39 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Can we all just settle Dow with the dynasty talk already!?!

The last team that the word Dynasty can even remotely be applied to is Edmonton 84,85,87,88,90.

Sorry Johnny come lately hawks and kings fans, your teams are NOT Even close to a Dynasty.


Posted by Down River Dan on 06/13/14 at 05:43 PM ET

awould's avatar

I don’t think you can have two dynasties simultaneously. But both Chicago and LA are definitely elite.

Posted by awould on 06/13/14 at 05:48 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

somewhere Mark Messier just threw up a little in his mouth.

Posted by MoreShoot on 06/13/14 at 06:17 PM ET


LOL, LA *might* win 2 Cups, and the word “dynasty” is being thrown around?

Columbus won a playoff game this year DYNASTY!!!

Yeah, because that’s the same thing.

Anyone who dismisses two cups in three years (if they win) sandwiched around a conference finals loss to the champs of that year is just a dick suffering from sour grapes.


Posted by Garth on 06/13/14 at 06:22 PM ET

WingFanFormerlyInLA's avatar

I don’t think you can have two dynasties simultaneously. But both Chicago and LA are definitely elite.

I think that is a fair way to put it.  Regardless, both teams have done a great job of maintaining great teams that have had success over several years.

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 06/13/14 at 07:03 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Dynasty? Blake Carrington? tongue wink


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 06/13/14 at 07:46 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I NOW consider LA and Chicago Hall of Famers…

Posted by Primis on 06/13/14 at 10:55 PM ET

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